New Yorkers are familiar with the whole subculture of people who just got to art openings for the free wine, but have you ever thought about going to a bar for the free art? There are tons of places around the city to imbibe while taking a gander at a private art collection. From dives to places with fancy $20 cocktails, you can get an eyeful of everything from street art to Hirsts to 16th-century old masters, all while getting your drink on. Here are a few of our faves. … Read More
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to take a trip. This season promises take you to heaven and hell with epic video projections by Marco Brambilla and back into your childhood with a Jim Henson retrospective. Geographical proximity providing, it’s going to be a hot one. From Magritte’s dirty little secrets to the curatorial efforts of John Waters, here are some of the exhibits we’re most looking forward to later this summer and a few freshly opened shows to hold us over. … Read More
As we stared, transfixed, at this image of every single 2010 issue of Paris Vogue transposed on top of each other, it began to remind us of something. And that something, it turns out, is the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch: the dark color palette, the tiny details, the layers, the sense of impending doom… It’s all there. Meanwhile, Hairpin readers see Mona Lisa, which we totally get. We’re also reminded of Marco Brambilla’s Standard Hotel installation, Civilization.
See what this artistic Rorschach blot suggests to you after the jump, and then check out the rest of this enterprising LiveJournaler’s surprisingly striking project, which gives the same treatment to every single Vogue franchise, from China to Turkey, in what is undeniably ONTD’s greatest contribution to culture in all of 2010. … Read More